MOSCOW, April 17 (RAPSI) – Lawyer Alexander Vershinin defending several defendants in notorious cases, who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted fraud, pleaded partially guilty, his attorney Alexey Kirsanov told RAPSI on Friday.

Moscow’s Presnensky District Court is to hold a hearing to choose a restrictive measure for Vershinin, Kirsanov added.

Details of the prosecution have not been disclosed yet.

The arrested attorney represents the interests of ex-Minister for Open Government affairs Mikhail Abyzov charged with the 4 billion-ruble ($64 million) embezzlement, defends alleged crime boss Oleg Medvedev, known as Oleg Shishkanov, bankers Alexey and Dmitry Ananyev. He also was a defense lawyer for convicted ex-top investigator Mikhail Maksimenko.

Vershinin also defended ex-minister Alexey Ulyukayev during his arrest and represented the interests of ex-policeman Denis Yevsyukov sentenced to life for mass murder.